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MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm PST
economy could make the fed take off the training wheels. signs of recovery could pressure the federal reserve to start pulling back its $85 billion monthly stimulus program. the fed just released its beige book. it shows modest to moderate growth. finally, there are some concerns that holiday retail spending is off to a slow start. mean while, president obama turned from health care to the economy offering what the white house billed as a major address on american unequality. some are calling it a early preview of the state of the union and the upcoming initiatives to help the middle class. >> while we don't promise equal outcomes we strive to driver equal opportunities. a grandson, a son, a father, as an american, is to make sure that every striving hard working optimistic kid in mark has the same incredible chance this country gave me. over the course of the next year and rest of my presidency, that's where you should expect my administration to focus all of our efforts. >> let's look at that new address with friend of the show josh barrow, politics editor at business insider. welco
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
. this economy wants to take off and things want to grow. we want to rebuild our manufacturing base. to my mind it's not just the minimum wage, that's part of it. we can't for get those who have been left behind. we have this very dangerous thing called structural unemployment in this country. i don't think we've seen this since the great depression. it's the mcdonald's versus apples. companies require fewer people and investors are doing better and private equity firms are doing better but leaving in its wake people who aren't trained for the economy and have nowhere to go. that's the reality of where we are and the economy will proceed more in this direction as opposed to the mcdonald's side. >> that's what's scary in the jobs we have now, our largely service jobs and largely low wage majority of the groupz created out of the recession are low wage service jobs. does that responsibility to push the wage up, does that fall just to the states and federal level or do you think corporations themselves have a responsibility to their workers to provide a living wage? >> of course corporations ought
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
warren, thank you. we're going to turn to the economy. wall street is reacting positively despite today's better than expected jobs report. i say despite because series of positive results could signal it's time to turn the policies. a net gain of 203,000 jobs. the unemployment rate slid to five-year low of 7%. over the past four months, the economy gained an average of more than 200,000 jobs each month. that's up sharply from the previous four months. okay, if it's jobs friday, it times for our dynamic economic duo, jared bernstein and peter marchi, even you have to feel good about this jobs report. >> i think this is a good jobs report given what we've been through. >> easy, jerry. >> i would like to have more jobs and be around 300,000, 400,000 but i think next year will be even better. so much so i think it is time to start to withdraw the stimulus and start focusing on budgetary priorities in terms of what do we really want to do. what do we really need and worry less about stimulus but more about the fundamentals. we need to rebuild bridges. let's not do that because it's stimulus
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
care debate is over, that we've got to make this work. the real issue is going to be the economy. the average wages of working americans declined in the past ten years, how do rewe restore growth in the pocket books not just in the stock market for the american people? we've got to lean in on that and start addressing the concerns of parents trying to send their kids to college, get them jobs. retirement security, these are things that have been put on the side and it's really a discredit that congress is focusing on middle class concerns. >> congressman, to that point, we're seeing a rising movement across the country in support of raising the minimum wage, something that republicans and congress seem to have no interest in doing. but are you hearing from constituents that that's a concern to them? do you think ultimately we could see enough pressure brought to bear that even republicans in congress admit that we need to raise the minimum wage that it would be good for the economy and lift a lot of people out of poverty? >> absolutely. when you see the stories about food service
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
, they won't need social services, and the economy, the system will be paying less into social services as a whole. so 50 cents for a burger is really not that big of a deal. >> all right. nbc's katy tur, thank you for that report. i want to now bring in an associate professor of economics at umass. he also penned "the new york times" op-ed "the minimum we can do." he says, while we can set a wage floor using policy, should we, or leave it to the market. thanks so much for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> so i wanted to start, one of the things i thought was interesting in your op-ed is you talk about the fact we used to have a variety of mechanisms for setting the wage. it wasn't just up to employers. some of those mechanisms have gone away over time. explain that. >> yeah, for most of the post-world war ii era, wages in the u.s. were set using a combination of things like the minimum wage as well as collective bargaining, unions, who actually used to help set wages together with employers. that is not the case today. unions and the private sector have virtually disappeared in m
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm PST
but not growing so fast relative to other parts of the economy. that pulled women in. the growth of women's presence in education and higher education, increased in the '70s and 80s and plateaued sometime in the '90s, depending on which measure you look at. and then we really saw strong pattern of women entering men's occupations, especially in middle class jobs, those women, college graduates, but not so much movement the other way. women were entering professions like law and medicine or realty or educational administration that had been previously male jobs. but men weren't going into nursing and teaching preschool and elementary school -- >> let's look at some of those numbers. that is such a shocking part of your study. one in four men actually work in fields you report that are dominated 90% by males. one in three women work in fields that have 80% of women in the workplace of the your study tells the story of a professional environment in the united states where huge, huge portions of our working public are in a one gender office. >> yes, office might not be the words for it -- >>
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